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1  Team Umizoomi, its time for action! in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by BattleAxe on: June 25, 2015 02:29:59 PM
My son loves Umizoomi.  Unfortunately, the show was cancelled and all the toys are aftermarket which means they are crazy prices ($43 for a 4 inch $7 toy).

So I decided to make him a Bot backpack for his birthday.  I had to wait three weeks to give it to him which was difficult especially since I wasn't sure he would still like the show by then!

I got a basic backpack pattern online then modified the front.  It was a decent pattern but I would definitely make some changes next time.  I also ran out of piping so the back isn't piped.  That makes it more flimsy.  But when I'm sewing at midnight over a coffee table, my attitude is get it done!  Its good enough for a toddler!



He loved it. Had a huge smile on his face and wouldn't take it off.  The only thing I couldn't find was a two inch disco ball for a zipper pull.  That would have been the best final touch.





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2  Re: Hate my living/dining/ crap space in Interior Decorating: Discussion and Questions by BattleAxe on: April 07, 2015 09:06:47 PM
Well this gave me something to do on a late night Smiley



So better flow coming in with the recliner by the window as well.  also can see the tv from the table.  blue is the lamps. 

Bedroom... altar in far corner, bookcases at the foot of the bed (who doesn't like to see bookcases from bed?).  laundry in the closet, stool inside the door.
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3  Mugs rugs in Quilting: Completed Projects by BattleAxe on: November 23, 2014 09:09:57 PM
Hi all,

I got my craft on recently thinking I could make some much needed $$ for Christmas. 

So I made some mug rugs.  There are two more space girls to come.  Then I'll do some male firefighter pin ups (don't want to be sexist after all...). 

I hate selling things.  I'm one of those who give things away.  I priced them at $15 CDN (this is a private sale, no one here can be involved).  Considering I had to butcher the fabric to get the girls, etc, I thought that was fair.  They are 10x7". I will do plain ones for $10 CDN.  Does that sound fair?

Enjoy!





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4  insert name here quilt in Quilting: Completed Projects by BattleAxe on: December 07, 2012 08:02:07 PM
I know about 8 pregnant people right now and am on mat leave myself with a 5 month old.  Surprisingly, I was able  to complete a quilt.  Its a chunky modern quilt and I love modern but always feel guilty if its not intricate.  its like I'm cheating. 

Anyway, I had this panel of 8 animals and it was too much for one quilt.  I had a hard time coming up with a pattern for a rectangular quilt (my brain always seems to turn out square baby quilts o_O).  Finally, MareMare provided the answer

I have the second quilt to finish.  Up to the top and the back being done, they were done in tandem.  But the first shower was coming up so I had to get one done.  Now I need to muster the patience for the second (I'm not one for repeating the same work twice).

The second is the same pattern with different animals. Wish I did more quilting but until plan that better, this is all she gets!

Thoughts?

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5  Max's Space Quilt in Quilting: Completed Projects by BattleAxe on: October 19, 2012 07:28:24 PM
My son is four months old now and I just finished his quilt. It was started while I was pregnant but I was affected by carpel tunnel pretty bad when the warm weather hit.  I'm still missing feeling in a couple finger tips!

However, I managed to finish his quilt.  Its the Magic Tile (or is it Magic Window?) pattern.  Once I saw the pieces getting really small, I decided not to do 9 cuts per block and stopped at four. The back is a panel and I added the rest around it.  The martians are fussy cut. I paid to get it machine quilted because I wanted it to be better than straight lines Cheesy

Today I enjoy its completion for tomorrow it will be covered in spit up and drool. 



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6  what should the primary paint be? in Interior Decorating: Discussion and Questions by BattleAxe on: September 13, 2012 05:15:06 PM
Hi all,

I have a new home with a large L shaped living/dingin room.  Right now its a nice kinda kacki green neutral and flat.  Problem is, its too dark in the room as it is during the day and I feel like I'm in a cave.  There are three large floor to almost ceiling windows but they're all north facing with a tree out there too. 

Seeing that its such a large room,  wanted to paint it something brighter but also have some personality.  I was going to do two walls (the inner corner of the L) in a dark purple... almost blackish kind of purple.  Something like this...



I was going to do a yellow with it.  But I"m not sure what colour of yellow.  I've waivered between neutral yellow/beige, to bright yellow to a more orangey yellow. 

Anyone have a suggestion of a nice yellow?
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7  Spider Web Quilt in Quilting: Completed Projects by BattleAxe on: January 23, 2012 06:12:39 PM
I can't find the post that inspired me to make this.  I saw the web quilt and knew instantly that I wanted to make it with my Katmandu fabric. 

I started it right away... it was challenging and sat there for months..  and months...

Then after finally sucking it up and finishing the top, it sat for another couple of years. 

I got it pro quilted and finished the binding tonight!  So happy to have it done. 

I lvoe the fact that the fabric between the webs carry all the colours and a pattern that integrates the with the webs.

(sorry I take back pics :/ )






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8  Its finally done! My Y Front Quilt in Quilting: Completed Projects by BattleAxe on: December 15, 2011 03:06:51 PM
When I first saw this Y Front Quilt: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=328792.0
I knew that I had to make it for a friend.  But.. I needed an excuse.  The 2011 Craft challenge on Facebook turned out to be that excuse.  I was so happy when he decided to be my 5th craft, I knew exactly what I was going to make him.

This was my first time paper piecing.  I love it.  Its like a puzzle and no need to cut exactly. 

After the first pair took 2 hours, my thoughts were "maybe he'll get a trivet" (IE only 1 lol).  If I do two... maybe placemats.... etc.  I wasn't sure if I had it in me to do the 12 I had in mind.  Took me a long time (lots of procrastination) but I'm happy to say its done!  I did cheat and paid to have it machine quilted.  I think its so epic, its worth it. 

Enjoy!






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9  Mail sack in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by BattleAxe on: July 24, 2011 07:23:19 PM
Finally done!  Made this for a friend as a part of the craft challenge taht went around facebook. 

Can't see the inside but the red is a gradient from light at the top to dark in the bag.

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10  Estelle Frill Seeker Scarf in Knitting: Completed Projects by BattleAxe on: April 19, 2011 09:32:53 PM
Apparently this yarn is so in demand the manufacturer is having a hard time keeping up.

I recently picked up an old project and made a simple scarf.  Then I was inspired to try something new.

AFter a trip to the knitting store, I had this yarn.  Its a simple 9 stitch but the fabric meshes out on it own to make it look very impressive.

The recipient loved it.  And now I will be hosting a lunch and learn to show others who want them!




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